Community Fishing Day Event was an success

By Deseray McKinzy

The Arkansas Game & Fish Commission had a great turnout with more than 150 people present at their first Community Fishing Day Event according to the commission on Saturday, May 15th. The event was held at the MLK Park Pond where the commission gave free lunch provided by My Sisters Keeper, live music, among other amenities that were offered to the public while they enjoyed fishing.

Clinton Coleman who is a part of the Family and Community Fishing Program in the Fisheries Division explained what went on at the event and some of the commission’s future plans for Pine Bluff,

The event also featured a chance for everyone to win various prizes including receiving a new fishing pole for those that had the winning ticket numbers. In light of the pandemic, the commission also had the CEO of M & T Healthcare Management and Services, Dr. Karolyn Taylor offering free covid tests to the public at the event. Dr. Taylor further elaborated on her role,

The Game and Fishing Commission which is the largest fishing event in the State, The Big Catch, on Saturday, May 22nd beginning at 8 am until 1 pm at Boyle Park Pond in Little Rock. Register online at